What You Need to Know When Charged With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence offenses are treated differently than every other kind of assault offense. These differences exist before, during, and after a case goes to court. “Domestic” cases are where the suspect and victim are related, dating, … [Read more...]

FAQ: Expungement of Tennessee Convictions

Many people with a prior criminal record contact us with questions about having their record expunged, which is a legal procedure that removes a conviction from your record. Unfortunately, Tennessee laws put many restrictions on who can … [Read more...]

David Raybin Deemed Best of the Bar by Nashville Business Journal

  We are proud to announce that the Nashville Business Journal has acknowledged our partner, David Raybin, in their 2016 Best of the Bar list for his achievements in “Litigation and Dispute.” Congratulations, David! Each year, Nashville … [Read more...]

How Not To Get Arrested: Self-Defense Techniques to Teach Your Children

When young people are arrested the parents always say: “Mr. Raybin....my child is a good kid.” Please don’t call me up and say: “Mr. Raybin...he’s a good kid.” I’ll say, “Look, he is a kid that doesn’t understand consequences.”   Where … [Read more...]

Meet the Press: Dealing with the Media in High Profile Cases

"In the context of judicial proceedings, an attorney's First Amendment rights are not without limits. Although litigants and lawyers do not check their First Amendment rights at the courthouse door, those rights are often subordinated to other … [Read more...]

Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Letter to the Governor

David Raybin drafted the July 29, 2015 letter  which TACDL sent to the Chair and Members of the Governor's Task Force which will have its final meeting in Nashville on August 6, 2015. The Governor's Task Force is considering recommendations … [Read more...]

Stick to your Guns: Can You Lose Your Firearm Rights in a Divorce Case?

     Can you lose your gun rights in a divorce case? It is certainly possible. Persons subject to domestic relations civil injunctions or orders may lose their firearm rights even where the order says nothing about firearms. Whether the … [Read more...]

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